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Women You Need To Know: Leandra Medine

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Next up in my “Women You Need To Know” series, I fondly present Leandra Medine, also known as “The Man Repeller.”  It is completely impossible for me to write this post objectively seeing as Leandra Medine is one of my greatest inspirations and role models.  Leandra is the founder of a fashion blog called The Man Repeller.  She is a fantastic human, and the content she and her crew at Man Repeller release multiple times a day is equal parts intelligent, witty, hilarious, and sartorially on point.  See below for her definition of a man repeller:

man·re·pell·er1  [mahn-ree-peller]

she who outfits herself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.
–verb (used without object),-pell·ing, -pell·ed.
to commit the act of repelling men:
Girl 1: What are you wearing tonight?
Girl 2: My sweet lime green drop crotch utility pants, of course.
Girl 1: Oh, so we’re man repelling tonight?
*DISCLAIMER: the above conversation took place in this room 5 minutes ago.

What makes Man Repeller so refreshing is that it is so much more than a fashion blog.  It is a community of women who are unapologetically themselves.  Leandra wears whatever she wants, and in cultivating such a distinct, original style, she has become an icon- she states a universal truth: “Good fashion is about pleasing women, not men, so as it happens, the trends that we love, men hate. And that is fantastic.”  When it comes down to it, Man Repeller is “a humorous site for serious fashion,and a visit to the site is never a bad idea… neither is buying Leandra’s hilarious memoir,  Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding Overalls because I promise you will finish it in record time.  Here is a list of the 15 Most Cringeworthy Bits from her memoir if you want to get an idea for just how hysterical it is.

Leandra is 100% a woman you need to know/love/obsess over… holla.


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